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Japanese MAC Knife DA JU-180 Damascus Series 7" Vegetable Cleaver
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Japanese MAC Knife DA JU-180 Damascus Series 7" Vegetable Cleaver

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Japanese MAC Knife DA JU-180 Damascus Series 7" Vegetable Cleaver

This 7" Japanese-style Usuba is ideal for slicing and chopping most fruits and vegetables.  The straight edge allows the full length of the blade to come into contact with the cutting board without having to rock the knife.  Typically used by Japanese chefs for performing Katsura-muki, a Japanese technique for creating thin sheets of a cylindrical vegetable such as diakon radish and cucumbers.  Contrary to its name, this knife can be used as a multi-purpose knife for meats and seafood as well.  This knife should not be used as a heavy cleaver to chop through hard foods such as bones, frozen foods, etc.

Knife Specs:

Knife Length: 12.38"
Weight: 8.7 oz
Blade Length: 7.13"
Blade Height: 1.80"
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm

Damascus Series Features:

  • Beautiful 64-layer Damascus-style steel reminds us of the centuries-old Japanese tradition of folding the steel for increased strength.
  • 2.0-2.5mm thin blades for less wedging into cuts and for producing a sharper knife.
  • Original Molybdenum steel has better edge-retention and is easier to sharpen than most other brands.
  • Western-style shapes with a handle that is in-line with the spine of the blade and a pointed tip.
  • The added bolster on these knives concentrates the weight of the knife in the center of your hand when using a chef’s grip. The added weight helps to drive the knife through hard/dense foods such as carrots, apples, and onions without having to use a thicker blade. The bolster also provides a smoother grip area for your thumb when using a chef’s grip to pinch the blade.
  • Razor-sharp edge that made MAC knives famous over 40 years ago.
  • Completely tapered from spine to edge, creating a V-shaped blade that glides through cuts with ease.
  • Perfectly balanced weight distribution creates a sense of comfort when holding the knife and keeps you in control of the blade.
  • Slightly curved edge allows you to use almost any style of cutting whether it is a European rocking motion or a Japanese slicing motion.
  • Over-sized Pakka wood handle has the look and feel of natural wood but lasts much longer.
  • Comfortable balance, light-weight, sharp edge, and thin blade all combine to create a precision tool that is easy to handle and control; reducing the risk of hurting yourself while working on the cutting board.
High Quality Made in Japan

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